It was a no brainer to have this recipe as my 1st post. Who loves chocolate? Who craves the decadent, rich chocolate taste of the most popular Carnival Cruise dessert? Pretty much everyone! Carnival used to serve this dessert one time only during a cruise, no matter how long! I know, the horror! But as the popularity grew and grew over the years the powers that be declared that it be served not once during the cruise, not twice, not even three times! They wanted their cruisers to enjoy this little piece of heaven every single night as a choice for dessert!
Needless to say there was much rejoicing throughout the Carnival fleet! My husband is one of the biggest fans! He usually orders it every single night, even on an 8 night cruise! It’s that good! It comes with a side serving of delicious vanilla ice cream. The cold of the ice cream along with the warm chocolate is divine. That first time you put your spoon into the warm cake and the liquid chocolate oozes out you will smile and keep smiling until every bit of that cake is gone. Recently I heard a great suggestion for this, ask the waiter (if you’re on a cruise) for a side of peanut butter. Adding the peanut butter along with the ice cream just kicks it into high gear! Don’t worry about the calories! It is worth it! This recipe is from Carnival’s website so the recipe is the same as they use on the ships, but in smaller quantities of course!
I am now embarking on yet another food inspired journey. This time it will involve two of my favorite things to do, cooking and taking cruises. Most people who know me either personally or from my blog What’s Cooking at the Genua’s? know that I LOVE to cook. My 2nd love is cruising. Again, most of my friends and family know this but I am hoping to pass along a combination of both of these with my new blog. Not to worry, my 1st blog What’s Cooking at the Genua’s? will not be going anywhere. This one is just an extension of my love of cooking and obsession with recipes and cruising the open seas!
Although my favorite cruise line is Carnival, I have cruised on Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and Costa Cruise Lines. My first cruise was on the Norwegian Starward way back in 1991. Carnival was my 2nd cruise on the Carnival Inspiration a several years later in 1997. I don’t know why it took so long after the 1st cruise to go again but I was hooked. Not only was I hooked but I became obsessed with the food, as most of us who have cruised are. Every cruise I took I would take the galley tour if they offered, a cooking demo whenever available, and even bought a cookbook from Carnival. I would try pretty much anything I had never tasted before. Escargot became a favorite from day 1 and I still love it and have it every cruise. On cruises it doesn’t hurt to ‘try’ something new to eat. If you don’t like it, no problem! Just ask for something else! They are more than happy to bring you something more to your liking. Don’t be afraid!
I am going to be scouring the internet and bring you recipes from as many cruise lines as I can. Of course, most will probably be from Carnival. (What can I say, I am biased!) The Chocolate Melting Cake, Guy’s Burgers, Tiramisu, Kiss on the Lips cocktail to name a few.
I welcome all comments! Please feel free to contact me and request your favorite recipe and I will do my best to locate it and post it!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton